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List Rules Only those who were lead singers of a rock band. No other genres, and no strictly solo acts (or duos).

Giving out the title of best frontman in rock is like crowning someone the king of rock and roll. There are so many factors that go into deciding the greatest front man (or woman) in rock that dubbing just one the head of all rock royalty seems nearly impossible. And yet, like the Highlander, there can be only one.

What makes a lead singer the best frontman in rock? Is it the rock singer with the best stage presence or does being the front man of the best live band in rock history automatically propel you to the top of the list of the best frontmen in rock? Does being one of the greatest singers of all time get you the title of greatest frontman? That's up to the music-loving masses to vote on.

Who is the best lead singer in rock? Who is the top rock frontman ever? Who are the best frontmen in rock? This is the place to vote for your favorite rock singers and vote down the overrated rock singers who you don't think have a place among the greatest rock frontmen. If your favorite lead singer or frontman is missing from the list of the top rock frontmen, make sure to add them and get them in the running for the rock talent ever.

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1
15,931 4,688
Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock

2
11,553 4,412
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Robert Plant Led Zeppelin

3
8,020 4,640
Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Mick Jagger Rolling Stones

4
8,258 4,942
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Jim Morrison The Doors

5
5,480 4,112
Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RodneyBlair added Jimi Hendrix The Jimi Hendrix Experience

6
5,538 5,078
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Ozzy Osbourne Black Sabbath

7
5,278 3,983
Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Roger Daltrey The Who

8
6,154 4,319
Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DouglasReed added Steven Tyler Aerosmith

9
4,965 4,361
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
John Lennon The Beatles

10
5,434 4,850
Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Kurt Cobain Nirvana

11
5,983 4,682
Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RodneyBlair added Axl Rose Guns N Roses

12
4,492 4,231
David Lee Roth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
David Lee Roth Van Halen

13
4,784 3,407
Bon Scott is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
RoyGoldammer added Bon Scott AC/DC

14
4,561 3,490
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Paul McCartney The Beatles

The Worst Rock Bands of All Time

15
4,046 4,724
Bono is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Bono U2

16
4,031 3,718
James Hetfield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
James Hetfield Metallica

17
4,173 3,410
Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Dave Grohl Foo Fighters

18
3,573 2,949
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Alice Cooper Alice Cooper

19
3,543 3,144
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zxray added Bruce Springsteen The E Street Band

20
3,336 2,276
Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Stevie Nicks Fleetwood Mac

21
3,888 2,795
Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DerekStowell added Eddie Vedder Pearl Jam

The Best Drummers of All Time

22
3,264 2,384
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Eric Clapton Cream

23
2,892 2,369
Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Chris Cornell Soundgarden

24
3,477 2,878
Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Jon Bon Jovi Bon Jovi

25
2,703 1,929
Brian Johnson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Demon_Boy added Brian Johnson AC/DC

26
3,029 2,068
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zxray added Tom Petty The Heartbreakers

27
3,034 2,051
Steve Perry is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DouglasReed added Steve Perry Journey

28
2,762 2,490
Ronnie James Dio is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Ronnie James Dio Black Sabbath

The Best Rock Vocalists

29
2,502 2,300
Sting is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Sting The Police

30
2,425 2,297
Roger Waters is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Roger Waters Pink Floyd

31
2,298 1,892
John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
John Fogerty Creedence Clearwater Revival

32
2,602 2,369
Bruce Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
DArdayhan added Bruce Dickinson Iron Maiden

33
2,580 2,023
David Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
hasrvwill added David Gilmour Pink Floyd

34
2,030 1,670
Debbie Harry is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Debbie Harry Blondie

35
1,856 1,690
Anthony Kiedis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Anthony Kiedis Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Top 500 Musical Groups/Artists of All Time

36
1,812 1,606
Ronnie Van Zant is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Ronnie Van Zant Lynyrd Skynyrd

37
1,734 1,268
Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Janis Joplin Big Brother and the Holding Company

38
1,303 731
Prince is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Prince The Revolution

39
1,740 2,259
Iggy Pop is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Iggy Pop The Stooges

40
1,988 2,155
Joey Ramone is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Joey Ramone The Ramones

41
1,342 1,494
Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Peter Gabriel Genesis

42
1,842 2,076
Rob Halford is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rob Halford Judas Priest

Rock Stars Who Have Aged Surprisingly Well

43
1,890 1,974
Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Neil Young Buffalo Springfield

44
1,597 1,594
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Rod Stewart The Jeff Beck Group / Faces

45
1,918 1,695
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
hasrvwill added Phil Collins Genesis

46
1,871 1,818
Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Coolza added Billy Idol Generation X

47
1,480 1,671
Layne Staley is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Layne Staley Alice in Chains

48
1,643 1,954
Sammy Hagar is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Sammy Hagar Van Halen

49
1,697 1,773
Geddy Lee is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
Geddy Lee Rush

50
1,305 1,523
Michael Hutchence is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Frontmen in Rock
db12 added Michael Hutchence INXS